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About Us

A Brief Story of Who We Are, How We Started Making Chocolate, and Why.


Welcome to Tiny House of Chocolate Artisans! We are Maiana Lasevicius and Gustavo Hilsdorf, a Brazilian couple who left our settled life in a big city to follow our passion for creating exquisite bean-to-bar chocolate in the heart of California.

After spending many years in the corporate world and advertising agencies in São Paulo, Brazil, we decided to embark on a new adventure and seek a different lifestyle in a new country and culture. We found ourselves in Santa Cruz, CA, where we felt the freedom and inspiration to start anew.

We’re passionate about using the purest and natural ingredients to create chocolate that is not only delicious but also nourishing for the body and soul. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship has earned us a loyal following in our community, and we’re proud to share our creations with our beloved friends, family, and customers.

We believe that we are part of a chocolate renaissance, where the art of making bean-to-bar, handcrafted chocolate is experiencing a revival. We’re excited to be part of this community and movement, and we’re dedicated to exploring the nuances of the chocolate-making process to create the most delicious and unique chocolate possible.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. Make yourself at home, and savor the love and passion we pour into every bar.

– Gustavo & Maiana.


Fewer Walls, More Horizons.

This is our guiding principle. We believe that true freedom comes from breaking down the barriers that limit us and opening ourselves up to new possibilities.

To us, this means following our hearts and embracing the unknown. It means venturing down roads that have not yet been trodden, and discovering a world of flavors and experiences along the way.

We value simplicity and focus on carrying only the essentials, from simple, healthy, and real ingredients to processes along the journey. We believe that by keeping things simple, we can deepen our understanding of the craft of chocolate making and create products that are both pure and delicious to all.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that life is an endless journey of self-discovery and reinvention. We’re committed to taking risks, trying new things, and continually pushing ourselves to be our best selves.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. Let’s break down the walls, build more bridges – perhaps through delicious food – and explore new horizons together. Cheers! 🍫🍫